Invest less, take a trip more … right?! If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself considering a trip bundle promotional deal. Know that these promotional getaway package business are not at all equivalent.
After the pulled down of our current stay at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I just left the phone from attempting to reserve the rest of our getaway plan with them (some time in Florida). Let’s just say that will not be occurring. We are just going to consume the expense and forget about it.
From here on out, we will be booking trip bundles through BookVIP. Here’s why …
Surely, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it is full of the least expensive holiday bundles to a few of the most popular destinations. They have some seriously glamorous looking stays all over the world at some insane great prices.
Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams spoiled us.
One fast note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic informs me that not every resort vacation plan is going to provide a comparable experience. It actually is all going to boil down to the research study you put in.
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Researching the residential or commercial properties used on BookVIP can be a little bit of a difficulty. They do not market the actual name of the resorts. Instead, they utilize fake names. If you truly desire to sleuth out the location you will be staying a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the images will expose the real identity of the residential or commercial property you are considering. We didn’t bother going that far. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to help us feel comfy with making our reservation.
You know ahead of time if the dates you want to take a trip are readily available. There is time to compare the features and restaurants. This is a huge contrast to the advertising trip bundle sales calls I will talk about in the next section.
When you are ready to make your booking with BookVIP, just be prepared for a couple of additional resort charges and taxes. In our case, part of the additional charge was to cover ideas for the resort personnel.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Bookvip.Com Dreams Riviera Cancun
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we likely would not have actually participated in another advertising deal. It was that bad.
Are you on the calling lists? After our very first marketing resort stay, we began getting phone calls offering trip bundles to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a holiday plan including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple short remain in Florida and somewhere else.
These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. Say no enough times and they will keep dropping the price to where it really sounds like a bargain. If they capture your interest and you decide to purchase, it is required that you do so before the end of the phone call. There isn’t much time to investigate the trip residential or commercial properties they are providing. You might have a few seconds to quickly pull up some pictures but that has to do with it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but not worth nearly as much as being able to check out a couple of evaluations.
They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the distance to Belize) and a long time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). So we shot and bought a bundle. Utilizing it, that is an entire different story.
Premier Travel Resorts does not make it easy to really utilize the getaway time. There is a lot of fine print that makes travel planning very challenging and possibly a lot more pricey. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only just your dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU ACQUIRE A HOLIDAY PLAN WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, reasonable enough.
However, when you call to request your preferred dates, they need you to submit a long form needing all the information that they already have. You then need to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will only consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel extremely troublesome.
Preparation budget-friendly flights, or offered Airbnb stays in conjunction with your Premier Travel Resorts holiday bundle is really tough. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to remain at after our stay at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.
Our bundle included a stay in Orlando and a stay in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts needs that those stays be back to back or one month apart. In our case, utilizing them on either end of an organization trip we had actually planned was not permitted.
We utilized the Cancun part of our vacation plan, however we won’t be utilizing the rest of it.
THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was chipped, the lights flickered, and that is simply the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury residential or commercial properties that they wished to offer us on, however rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the people at the good residential or commercial property informed us they called it. Genuine.
Now, to be fair, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you overlook the air conditioning unit leaking into our food) was really a good experience. They altered the menu every night, featuring foods from different parts of Mexico. And the personnel was remarkable. Really friendly and accommodating. And very ready to help us with our Spanish.
Once over the shock of the distinction in the type of place we believed we would be remaining, we maximized it. We fulfilled some great individuals. Ate some excellent food. Took some great walks on the golf course. And got our rental vehicle a couple days early to go off and explore the area.
THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you participate in a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their affordable costs. No biggie. We seem like that is worth it.
Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you participate in a promotional discussion during each stay. When they sold us the package, this is different from what we were told. A two-hour sales pitch when you are remaining somewhere for only 2 nights is a substantial portion of time. They sold us 4 various stays, that suggests as much as 8 hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.
OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY TIRADE